Monday, May 8, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Insane that a piece that was conceived decades ago is still relevant today. It's what happens when you choose to ignore a problem rather than address it. You call something a "riot" rather than an "uprising" or "protest" so that you can diminish it and write it off. When you treat a tragedy as a one-off rather than a symptom of something greater, you diminish our ability to get at the heart of the disease. Bury your head in the sand all you want, but there is something gravely wrong with this country and the issue of race. Having a black President for eight years allowed us to further the delusion and look where that got us! The information in this film is not new. We just need to finally accept what it is saying and look within ourselves. Otherwise, what hope is there for a brighter tomorrow?

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